Pretoria, South Africa
Richard Kruger, a golfer, is from Pretoria, South Africa. He attended International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) and Heritage Academy. He has a love of fashion - his favorite brand is Hugo Boss. Richard has aspirations of turning professional and in the coming years will be focusing on his studying and playing some of the mini tours.
- 2017 SAKids Golf World Qualifier Huddle Park GC - Champion
- 2016 KidsGolf World Championship Malaysia - 7th place
Cape Town, South Africa
Tristan, a 16-year-old golfer, was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Introduced to the game of golf by his father, Tristan has shown great promise by winning many events in South Africa against players that are older than he. He came to the United States to Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) and is now at the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) to further his training and reach his future goals. Eventually Tristan wishes to become a PGA Tour member and be the No. 1 golfer in the world. Tristan returned home to South Africa in 2018.
The generosity of the Junior Champions Foundation has helped me work towards my goal of earning a college golf scholarship.
- 2015 International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Bridegstone Golf Tournament of Champions – Boys 14 & Under Division Champion
- 2015 IJGT BGGA Orlando Open at Lake Buena Vista – Boys 14 & Under Division Champion
Vikash, tennis player, was born in Calcutta. Because Vikash’s father worked as a Steward at the Calcutta Club, a local tennis club, Vikash was able to practice and train as a young child. He took advantage of this opportunity and rose quickly in the junior ranks of India notching over 100 tournament victories. Vikash was granted a full scholarship through the Junior Champions Foundation to attend one of the finest junior tennis academies in the United States, Smith Stearns Tennis Academy (SSTA). Vikash was also a standout student at Heritage Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he carried a 4.0 GPA. Following his graduation form Heritage Academy, Vikash enrolled in Indiana University, where he is on the tennis team and is having a successful freshman year.
The Junior Champions Foundation has given me a great opportunity to come to the United States and further my athletic and academic training at some of the best academies in the world.
- Ranked 108 in ITF Junior World Rankings (April 2018)
- 2016 Coca Cola Junior ITF Tournament - Champion
- Semifinalist Under 18 – International Tennis Federation
- Represented India in the Under 14 World Group Qualifying
- Under 14 National Tournament India (Singles Finalist and Doubles Champion)
- Under 12 National Tournament India (Singles and Doubles Champion)
- 4.0 GPA – Heritage Academy
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcos, a golfer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marcos took up the game of golf as a young child and found success right away in tournament competition in Argentina. The defining moment of Marcos young competitive career came in 2013 when he won the Argentine National Championship, the seventh oldest amateur event in the world. This victory earned him an exemption to the Argentina VISA Open, a PGA Tour Latinoamerica event. Marcos completed his instruction at Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) in Howey in the Hills, Fla. Marcos became a professional golfer in August 2018. He is currently playing on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.
Thanks to the Junior Champions Foundation scholarship I am able to work towards my dream of becoming the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
- 2017 Copa Andres – Champion (with Team Argentina)
- 2015 International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Bridegstone Golf Tournament of Champions – Boys 15-19 Division Champion
- 2014 Golfweek International Invitational – Champion
- 2013 Argentine National Championship – Champion